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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballan Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballan to CFA/Bridport St Ballan - Hepburn Springs Via Daylesford

$6 - $9

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Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Woodend Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Woodend to CFA/Bridport St Daylesford - Melbourne Via Woodend or Castlemaine

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford 59.8 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford 59.8 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Daylesford 59.8 miles

$210 - $300

Shuttle, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballan
  2. Take the bus from Ballan Police Station/Old Melbourne Rd to CFA/Bridport St Ballan - Hepburn Springs Via Daylesford

$22 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford is to train and bus which costs $8 - $13 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford is to taxi which costs $170 - $220 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at CFA/Bridport St via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Woodend. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Daylesford is 72 km. The road distance is 95.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $8 - $13.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at CFA/Bridport St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford is 96 km. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Daylesford. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford.
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  • Distance: 44.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Daylesford, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, and Woodend in around 4 h 14 min.

Train operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballan
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballan to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballan Police Station/Old Melbourne Rd to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Woodend
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Woodend to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Airport Shuttlebus
Phone
+613 5333 4181
Email
info@airportshuttlebus.com.au
Website
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Ballan
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Book at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Daylesford
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Daylesford
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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